The Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) solution provides fast, flexible and secure cloud capabilities for businesses across Africa to enhance user experiences.

CMC Networks, a global Tier 1 service provider, has introduced its groundbreaking CMC Cloud solution, aimed at delivering high-performance edge computing capabilities across Africa. CMC Cloud, an Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) offering, is designed to bring workloads closer to end-users, enhancing application performance and reliability without the need for significant investment in physical infrastructure.

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The decentralized edge infrastructure provided by CMC Cloud promises to reduce latency and bandwidth usage, significantly improving the performance and dependability of digital services throughout Africa. This is particularly crucial for real-time applications utilizing transactional data, video streaming, and the Internet of Things (IoT). With the IaaS model, businesses gain access to virtual servers, storage, and networking infrastructure in a flexible, scalable, and agile manner.

Marisa Trisolino, CEO at CMC Networks, emphasized the platform’s focus on addressing the unique needs and challenges of African businesses. Trisolino stated, “CMC Cloud has been purpose-built for the African continent. We understand the local landscape and are committed to providing tailored solutions to drive the growth of Africa’s digital economy. Our aim is to simplify cloud adoption and accelerate digital transformation across the region with a flexible, scalable, and cost-efficient model.”


Moreover, CMC Networks is simplifying market entry and expansion for both local and international businesses by navigating data sovereignty laws, which can hinder cloud adoption. By offering cloud services that store and process data within country borders, CMC Cloud enables organizations to comply with country-specific legal and regulatory requirements concerning data storage and privacy. These privacy and security measures are particularly crucial for sectors such as finance, healthcare, and public services that prioritize data confidentiality.

Geoff Dornan, CTO at CMC Networks, highlighted the holistic approach to digital transformation facilitated by CMC Cloud. Dornan explained, “CMC Cloud, coupled with our extensive network footprint and ‘application-first’ AI core routing capabilities, delivers a comprehensive solution for digital transformation. Our customers can easily adjust computing resources to meet evolving business demands while optimizing performance and ensuring smooth access to applications and data.

CMC Cloud offers a wide range of compute, storage, and networking solutions, including Virtual Machines, memory, block storage, object storage, and various security services. The platform’s flexibility in scaling resources according to demand makes it an ideal solution for start-ups, SMEs, and large enterprises. With CMC Cloud, businesses can thrive in today’s digital economy with ease.


CMC Networks, renowned for its extensive pan-African network, currently services 51 out of 54 countries in Africa and 12 countries in the Middle East.


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